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'''Brigham Young University''' (often referred to as '''BYU''' or, colloquially, '''The Y''') is a Private education|private research university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and, excluding online students, is the largest of any religious university and the third largest private university in the United States, with 29,672 on-campus students. Approximately 99 percent of the students are members of the LDS Church, and one-third of its US students are from Utah. Students attending BYU are required to follow an Church Educational System Honor Code|honor code, which mandates behavior in line with LDS teachings such as academic honesty, adherence to dress and grooming standards, and abstinence from extramarital sex and from the consumption of drugs and alcohol.
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MottoNo official motto.{{cite web |last= Walch |first= Tad |title= BYU not alone in using motto 'enter to learn' |publisher= Deseret News |date= August 4, 2007 |url= http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,695197761,00.html |accessdate= June 14, 2008 }} Unofficial mottoes include: "The glory of God is intelligence"Nussbaum, Martha. Cultivating Humanity. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-674-17949-8 pp. 290.
"Enter to learn, go forth to serve"
"The world is our campus"{{cite web |title= Campus |work= About BYU |publisher= Brigham Young University |year= 2007 |url = http://unicomm.byu.edu/about/default.aspx?content=campus |accessdate= August 19, 2007 }}
Established{{start date|1875|10|16}}
TypePrivate not-for-profit
Space Grant
Endowment$1.47 billion (2014){{cite web|title=Endowment Funds of American Universities|url=http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d15/tables/dt15_333.90.asp?current=yes |publisher=National Center for Education Statistics}}
Staff1,200 full-time, 900 part-time
Faculty1,264 full-time, 486 part-time
PresidentKevin J Worthen
Students29,672{{cite web| title =Y Facts - All day-time enrollment | publisher =BYU.edu | year= 2015 | url =http://yfacts.byu.edu/Article?id=104 | accessdate =April 23, 2015 }}
Undergrad26,674
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